When we look at family photos. We see the design of each person from their hair, eyes, and body type. God goes into specific details of our design, but he mainly looks at us as a whole. We need to look at ourselves as a whole as well. Not just parts. We function as a whole and perform as a whole (Functional Fitness and Faith). This oneness and wholeness housed together is known as the Temple.
When we hear the word temple most believe it describes a building. Particularly, the temple is known as a building devoted for worship. When Jesus was proclaiming his resurrection, he would say countless times I will destroy this temple and rebuild it in three days. John 2:19 mentions “All right," Jesus replied. "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." In reality, Jesus was describing his own body not physical building. The temple is our human body. Our body houses the mind and most importantly the spirit. Your body was created by God and we are called to be good stewards of what we are given. Taking care of your temple is the greatest thing you can do in this life, because it will flow into all other areas of your life, passions, and people. Our bodies is the first thing we have ever been given and most neglect the importance. Taking care of your Temple honors God and is a sign of praise. When we build our temple properly God can dwell within it. First, you must take care of your mind. Thoughts are powerful and will change the way you view your reality. How you think does influence how you act. Second, your body needs to be taken care in which we eat, drink, and move. Your body is a high performing car and it’s important to fuel to perform properly. If we get lazy or lose focus that is when we notice lack of energy in our body. Lastly, your spirit is the foundation of who you are and what you believe. What you believe will influence how you behave.
Each area of your Temple (Mind, Body, and Spirit) is important and each day they are developing base on the current experiences around you. Train your temple daily to become a living inspiration for everyone. See your body as a whole not in parts. Find balance and focus on all three areas for your ultimate transformation. The mind holds our thoughts, desires, and dreams. The body is how we move and function. The spirit is the purpose giver, the internal driver, and hope we hold onto here on earth.
3 John 1:2Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.
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Temple Training Examples:
Read a book of any kind for at least 10-15 minutes
Journal and write as often as possible
OR any creative task you enjoy
Walk outdoors and be in the moment
Walk outdoors (sweat it out) for at least 10-15 minutes
OR any type of movement
Drink water as often as possible
Eat small portions throughout the day instead of big meals
Go to bed earlier or nap often (stay away from technology lights at night)
Read the Bible
Pray and Praise often as possible
Memorize key scripture verses that drive you
Walk outdoors and admire God’s creations including you
-Train through a Holistic approach
-Your temple can be rebuilt